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Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Offered by: Nilai University
Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 years (7 semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)48530/Course
FacultyFaculty Of Engineering
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades
Study Abroad PathwayYes
Course Description
The affordability of air travel has led to a significant growth in the air carrier industry, creating a huge demand for aircraft maintenance staff. Suitably qualified personnel, especially those allowed to certify aircraft’s airworthiness, command high salaries and are highly sought after.
This programme is your passport to certify aircraft’s airworthiness as the diploma incorporates the European Aviation Safety Agency* (EASA) syllabus, preparing you for the EASA Part 66 Category B1-1 license examinations. You sit for the EASA license examination at the same time you pursue your diploma course at Nilai U, which is the first step in gaining a full EASA licence.
As part of the course, you will undergo guaranteed industrial attachment with our aviation partners.
*The European Aviation Safety Agency is the centrepiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety, promoting the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. Visit for more information.


Understanding Aviation



  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Electrical Fundamentals - I
  • Electrical Fundamentals - II
  • Aviation Legislation
  • Materials and Hardware
  • Human Factors


  • Electronic Fundamentals
  • Maintenance Practices - I
  • Theory of Flight and Flight Controls
  • Airframe Structures
  • Air Conditioning , Cabin Pressurisation and Oxygen Systems
  • Aircraft Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Digital Techniques and Electronic Instrument System
  • Maintenance Practices - II
  • Instrument and Avionics Systems
  • Aircraft Fuel System and Ice & Rain Protection
  • Aircraft Landing Gears and Brakes
  • Turbine Engine and APU
  • Engine Lubrication, Fuel and Air Systems
  • Engine Operation and Maintenance
  • Propeller
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems


Aircraft Maintenance


  • MPU1* - Pengajian Malaysia 2 OR Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • MPU2 - Graduate Preparatory Course
  • MPU3 - Food and Culture OR Environment and Development in Malaysia
  • MPU4 - Co-Curriculum

* Pengajian Malaysia 2 is for local students while Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 is for international students.




Academic English with Research

MALAY LANGUAGE (only for Malaysian students without a credit in SPM BM)

Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Entry Requirements
  • SPM/O-Level : 3Cs including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND pass English
  • UEC: 3Bs including Mathematics and 1 Science/Technical/Vocational subject AND pass English
  • Vocational / Technical Certificate: CGPA 2.00 and 1 year’s working experience in a related field or completed 1 semester of academic enhancement programme
  • Certificate in Engineering/Engineering Technology (MQF Level 3): CGPA 2.00

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (for international students)*

  • IELTS: 5.0 OR
  • TOEFL: 500 (PBT)/ 61 (iBT) OR
  • Pearson: 36 OR
  • MUET: 3

*International students with qualifications from educational systems where English language is the main medium of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

International students who do not fulfil the English Language Requirement may join the Intensive English Programme at Nilai University which builds their skills in the language and prepares them for the TOEFL / IELTS examination

Intake MonthsJan, May & Oct

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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